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Saving the NYC Subways will Require Money and Political Courage

Both our governor and mayor need to place public service above political gain to save our mass transit system.

by |May 29, 2018

New York City’s Subways Need Congestion Pricing Now

Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.

by |November 20, 2017

The Second Avenue Subway: Another Small Piece of the Sustainable City

On New Year’s Day 2017, the impossible took place and the first phase of a new Second Avenue subway line in New York City was finally opened. Governor Cuomo demonstrated what visible, positive public leadership could accomplish.

by |January 9, 2017

Technology and the Public Interest

It is time that we learn to expect and mitigate the negative results of technology. It is time to pay attention to the impact of technology on the public interest.   

by |October 21, 2019

The Role of the University in Environmental Sustainability

A model of engagement and connecting research and education to problem-solving is particularly important in the field of environmental sustainability.

by |October 14, 2019
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Hurricane Sandy May Have Worsened Gentrification in Brooklyn and Queens

A study finds evidence for land speculation in Coney Island and the Rockaways, in some of the neighborhoods hardest-hit by the storm.

by |October 3, 2019
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A Sustainability Indicator to Compare the Bike Friendliness of U.S. Cities

An index created by a student would measure how well cities are encouraging bicycling through infrastructure, safety, and clean air.

by |October 2, 2019
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Climate Change and Economic Consumption

Climate change requires nothing less than transforming the nature of economic production and consumption: Not to consume less, but to consume without destroying the planet that sustains us.

by |September 30, 2019
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100+ Climate Experts at the Earth Institute

Sources and story ideas for journalists during ‘Covering Climate Now,’ Climate Week, and beyond.

by |September 11, 2019

Is New York Ready for the Next Superstorm?

For New York City climate resistance is not an option, but a matter of municipal survival.

by |September 9, 2019